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Our Team Is Here To Help If A Water Damage Emergency Occurs In Your Chicago Business!

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Team Is Here To Help If A Water Damage Emergency Occurs In Your Chicago Business! Please give us a call at (773) 337-3993 as soon as you find or suspect a problem so we can get everything back to normal as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup For Your Chicago Business

A slow drip under a sink, leaking from your roof, or water stains on your ceilings are all signs there are water issues in your Chicago coffee shop. It doesn’t take much water to create damage to your building that is rather significant, and sometimes the problem can go unnoticed for a while until they become a much more substantial problem. Commercial properties often have more bathrooms than private ones, and therefore, have more plumbing to upkeep.

When you are a business owner, there are steps you can take to locate any issues that may be lurking before they become catastrophes. When you do find an issue, you need water damage restoration in your Chicago property from a professional company such as SERVPRO. We can find the problem and get your building promptly restored so you can get back to business as usual.

Begin with your kitchen/break rooms and bathrooms. The water lines behind toilets should be checked, as well as under sinks for drips. Make a note of any watermarks you see in the cabinets under sinks. Fridges with ice makers, dishwashers, and coffee makers/drink dispensers all use water, so make sure to check the plumbing connections on them.

When we arrive, SERVPRO staff find where the water source is coming from first. We can then use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to find and measure the amount of water and humidity in various building materials. If the water severely damages any drywall or other building materials, we remove them and replace them with new material.

In most cases, we do what we can to work around your staff and customers so as not to cause a significant interruption or shut down your shop. We understand that closed doors for any length of time means lost profits for you as a business owner.

You should also keep an eye on walls and floors, as a leaky roof doesn’t just present itself as a dripping ceiling. Water might travel down walls and across flooring. Also check your foundation, as this is an area which can get overlooked, but water damage can come from below as well. Look at your foundation and any the basement if applicable.

Be sure to trust your senses as well. If you notice any moldy or musty smells, try turning off any noises fans or machines and listen for rushing or dripping noises.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City wants to help you restore your business in Gage Park, Marquette Park, or Scottsdale when there is any water damage issue. Please give us a call at (773) 337-3993 as soon as you find or suspect a problem so we can get everything back to normal as soon as possible.

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We Keep Your Work Areas Clean While Restoring Your Space In Chicago

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Keep Your Work Areas Clean While Restoring Your Space In Chicago Businesses often have pipes burst which causes significant water damage. Our experts are ready to help you with restoration 24/7.

Commercial Water Damage Specialists From Chicago Talk About Problems With Acoustic Ceilings

Problems associated with moisture can happen anywhere including your Chicago ice cream shop. If your roof ever happens to leak or a pipe breaks in a unit above yours, it is wise to notify a professional commercial water damage company such as SERVPRO. Water coming into your company's building from above can cause several different problems. If moisture comes into contact with your acoustic ceiling tiles they can quickly start to crumble and disintegrate. Problems with ceiling tiles are a common part of many commercial water damage projects.

When dealing with your specific business, our SERVPRO technicians know that sanitization is vital. When conducting any commercial water damage project in Chicago, especially inside an ice cream store, we take extra measures to make sure your work areas stay clean. If moisture happens to pour down from above, then we can use plastic to mask off your food prep tables as soon as we arrive at your place of business. Roofs that leak or moisture coming from a storefront above you, can detoriorate your ceiling tiles and cause them to crumble and fall to the ground.

Debris falling onto your prep table where your company prepares ice cream treats can cause you sanitary problems. If we notice that your acoustic ceiling tiles retained moisture, then we inspect them to see if they present fall hazards or if they can be saved with sturctural drying procedures. Since acoustic tiles are easily ruined by moisture and they are relatively inexpensive to replace, they often get removed when they are saturated.

If we ever have to remove materials that make up your ceiling, we make sure that we cover all areas below with heavy-duty plastic. Even if your ice cream preparation table has its own cover, we still make sure to mask off your equipment so that no contamination occurs. After the project gets completed, we clean and sanitize your entire ice cream shop. If you ever happen to notice water damage or moisture coming into your ice cream store from the ceiling, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 24 hours a day.

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Let Our Team Take Care Of Foul Odors After Your Chicago Property Experiences A Fire

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Let Our Team Take Care Of Foul Odors After Your Chicago Property Experiences A Fire Thousands of structure fires take place in Chicago every year making your clothing store at risk.

Commercial Fire Damage Experts In Chicago Describe Odor Deodorization Procedures

Thousands of structure fires take place in Chicago every year making your clothing store at risk. Even if the fire starts somewhere else in the building you are leasing, you still may need to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to mitigate your commercial fire damage problems. Fires account for about ten deaths and 45 injuries each year in the United States. Over eight percent of all structure fires take place on non-residential properties. When something burns, the smoke created can travel to other parts of a large retail building and cause commercial fire damage to your place of business.

Our SERVPRO technicians know that mitigating any smoke related issues from your clothing store is essential. During most commercial fire damage projects in Chicago, we complete soot removal and deodorization processes as a part of the restoration procedures. Even smoke from another location inside your retail building can make its way into your store and cause you problems with building materials and contents. Smoke first rises with heat; then it gets attracted to cooler surfaces. Once the partially combusted particles hit cooler surfaces inside your building, they solidify in the form of soot residues and soils.

The presence of soils and residues on some surfaces can cause them to deteriorate. Soot can also permanently stain some items when cleaning becomes impossible. The presence of soot and soils created by smoke can also cause unpleasant aromas to exist.

In most cases, our SERVPRO team can eliminate most odor issues when they clean and remove soot particles from your building. However, smoke can penetrate porous materials like fabrics very deeply causing foul odors to exist well after all soot residues have been cleaned from indoor surfaces. Since your clothing store has clothes that can hold unpleasant aromas we sometimes take specialized deodorization measures.

In some situations, we use an ultra-low volume fogger which mimics the behavior of smoke and dispenses small particles of chemicals into the porous materials. In other scenarios, we use an ozone machine that releases O3 particles into the air that attach with malodor particles and neutralize them. If you ever get negatively affected by the presence of smoke, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 any day of the week.

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Got Water Damage Troubles? Our Professionals Can Be Trusted To Restore Your Chicago Commercial Property!

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Got Water Damage Troubles? Our Professionals Can Be Trusted To Restore Your Chicago Commercial Property! Smart business owners in Chicago have a backup for every negative contingency.

Team Up With SERVPRO Before You Need Help With Commercial Water Cleanup In Chicago

Smart business owners in Chicago have a backup for every negative contingency. Restaurants have secondary food service suppliers. Offices use modern cloud or other digital storage to save documents. Supervisors schedule subs or temporary workers for a broad array of employee absences. CFOs set aside reserve money in case expenditures go above budget. Businesses dealing with natural and other water disasters need a safety net as well. We help you build it.

If your Chicago business faces commercial water damage, the time it takes for a professional response quickly becomes part of the equation. Minimize the inspection and planning component of water remediation by developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) to streamline the steps we take to assist when you need our services.

Schedule an assessment to start the ERP process at your convenience. SERVPRO sends one of our experienced team members to view your property, evaluate possible vulnerabilities and strengths should a water disaster occur, sketch a layout, and make practical suggestions intended to limit the damage to your structure and its contents. We work hard to understand your operations so that we can plan how to keep at least some of the commerce flowing even while we attend to the water damage.

You help add details to the SERVPRO inspection by using our mobile app to complete the Emergency Ready Profile. Identify critical staff whom you designate to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during the crisis. Show the locations of utility shutoffs. Provide a list of the vendors who sold and installed equipment and contractors who developed your systems. Consulting with those experts during water damage cleanup and restoration is useful and saves time and expense.

Once you and SERVPRO complete the components of the ERP, it just takes a few clicks to alert us that you need help. We then refer to a concise yet comprehensive digital plan to hit the ground running if your company has a water loss. This innovative and proactive approach to disaster planning pays off in many ways, including showing your customers you were ready for a catastrophe with a plan that limits the negative consequences they experience while we help you recover. Since 40 to 50 percent of companies that close temporarily to manage a disaster find themselves closing the doors to their enterprise permanently, being ready is essential to their longevity.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City welcomes the chance to work with your business on an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile. Call us at (773) 337-3993 to set up the initial consultation.

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When Faulty Plumbing Causes Water to Invade Your Chicago Office

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Faulty Plumbing Causes Water to Invade Your Chicago Office A small crack in a pipe can leak 250 gallons per day, causing a lot of damage to your office.

Commercial Water Damage Pros In Chicago Explain How Moisture Harms Building Materials

Pipes can break and leak at both your house and your Chicago office building which can ruin both your contents and structural materials. Plumbing system failures are the most common source of commercial water damage claims. Estimates show that on average, 10,000 gallons of water per year gets wasted due to leaks inside American homes. A crack in a pipe that is only an eighth inch wide can pour 250 gallons per day into your office complex. Once moisture starts soaking into building materials, commercial water damage restoration becomes necessary.  

The sooner you call in a professional mitigation company like SERVPRO the better off you are. Our team always arrives promptly, and we immediately begin restoring the commercial water damage inside your Chicago office. We first fix the initial pipe leak so that moisture stops entering the structure. We then make sure your office is safe for your employees and ours. Next, we inspect all areas of the building and figure out which areas got damaged.  

Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors and other equipment to take atmospheric readings. We determine how wet your building materials got and how far the water spread, and then we devise a plan to extract and rapidly dry out the affected areas.  

Water can be quite destructive once it starts to saturate building materials like carpet and drywall. Wet carpet can become detached from its backing forcing it to get removed. If drywall soaks up too much moisture, it must also be removed and replaced.  

Once moisture gets inside a structure, the relative humidity increases inside the dwelling. Elevated humidity levels can also cause secondary damage to regions of your office that did not get wet at first. If organic building materials stay wet for more than a few days, it creates a condition for mold develop.  

Our SERVPRO team knows that moisture-related problems can get worse if they go untreated for too long. After we set up our drying equipment on the first day, we return and test moisture levels each day and adjust the equipment as necessary. For a prompt response for all of your water-related issues, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 any time a disaster occurs.

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When a Chicago School Requires Water Removal Services

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When a Chicago School Requires Water Removal Services SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Chicago Area Schools Open after a Water Loss

Municipal Water Losses in the Chicago Area? SERVPRO Provides Cleanup and Recovery

When you are responsible for the upkeep of any of the Chicago area schools, you have to become prepared for whatever incident could occur. While many of the situations that you face can get rectified by the custodial staff that the institution employs, it is critical to understand when a situation is out of the wheelhouse and abilities of this limited staff. Water loss incidents can cause a great deal of damage initially, not to mention, continue to cause lingering effects to the facility if they do not get correctly restored.

One of the things that you need to keep in mind when determining your need for water removal services for your Chicago school is the severity of the situation. What you might not know, is that water damage can spread far from the source of the problem and into areas that you cannot readily see. The longer it takes to address the problem, the worse it continues to become. It is why our commitment to the clients we serve is the slogan used every day that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We partner with many regional and local municipalities to grapple with water loss to structures.

One of the things that you have to consider about the facility itself is the students and families affected by a disaster like this if the school has to get canceled for the problem to get resolved. Our efforts might limit or eliminate the amount of time that this has to happen altogether, working around students and staff to continue restoration work while educational efforts continue.

Another factor that you might want to consider is the contents of the affected rooms. With many wooden shelving units and drywall used in the construction of your school, these materials are very susceptible to oversaturation and failure. Our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise to assess the stability of these materials and determine if they can get restored or if they require replacement.

Requiring water removal services for your school is something that no superintendent wants to have to experience, but unfortunately, this is something that you should have a plan in place to handle. Our SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City team of experienced technicians can respond quickly and help to limit the time that your facility has to close its doors for restoration. Give us a call anytime at (773) 337-3993.

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Commercial Water Damage After Sewer Backup In Your Chicago Business

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage After Sewer Backup In Your Chicago Business As your commercial building in Chicago ages, pipes get older as well, and sewer lines can get backed up.

Commercial Water Damage After Sewer Backup

As your commercial building in Chicago ages, pipes get older as well, and sewer lines can get backed up. Plus, employees usually do not treat facilities at work with the same amount of car as they would in their own home. Even though commercial sewer lines are made to withstand more wear and tear, they can still clog and back up. You have a staff who counts on you for a safe working environment, so if a sewer line does get backed up, acting quickly is essential.

When it comes to damage to your sewer lines in your Chicago business, time is of the essence. You need commercial water removal services as soon as possible before additional damage can occur. At SERVPRO, our staff has gone through extensive training and certification to do the job for you and do it right. We are available any time, day or night, and ensure that we return your business to its usual, safe working environment.

City sewer lines have what is known as Category 3 water, which is very hazardous to anyone who comes into contact with it. It can contain microbes, bacteria, and other microorganisms that can severely damage not only the health of you, your employers and your customers, but can also damage the indoor air quality.

SERVPRO techs understand the dangers present with this kind of water damage, and we wear the correct protective gear to ensure the safety of our workers during restoration. We also have the right equipment and tools to remediate the areas affected quickly. SERVPRO understands that every minute you are closed costs you money, so we act fast to help you out.

When we arrive at your site, we evaluate the damages and then communicate the plan for cleanup with you before we begin any work. We can quickly return your building to safe conditions and let you and your employers get back to work.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City works quickly, but carefully, to take care of your sewer backup issue in your business in Ford City, Scottsdale, or Brighton Park. As soon as a problem arises, give us a call at (773) 337-3993 so we can get a team out to you right away.

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Commercial Water Removal Technology In Chicago Saves Proprietors Money and Downtime

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Technology In Chicago Saves Proprietors Money and Downtime Need Water Removal from Your Chicago Area Grocery Store? Call SERVPRO 24/7

SERVPRO Offers Top-Rated Equipment Manned by Skill Technicians for Mitigating Water Damage

Many problems possibly occur when a pipe breaks inside your Chicago grocery store. Water many times damages products and building materials inside your store. If left unattended, excessive moisture sometimes causes mold growth or foul odors to exist.
Restoration work can inhibit business operations and causes your company a loss of revenue. SERVPRO's commercial water removal team in Chicago uses the industry's best technology to mitigate your problem with minimal strain on your business. The advanced tools and techniques we use allow us to change our operations to hinder your grocery store operations as little as possible and to salvage as much as possible of your foodstuffs.
The first step to any restoration project is to secure the area and make sure that the building is safe for your customers and your employees. The next step is to fix the problem from its source. For example, if the cause of the water problem is a broken pipe, then the water gets turned off, and a plumber comes in to fix the piping.
Then, we use specialized equipment to extract all of the water out of your store as possible. Depending on the situation, either a truck-mounted or portable extractor gets used. Truck-mounted systems usually get used when the amount of water is excessive because they have more vacuum power. To get into tight spaces or to go places without restricting foot traffic inside your store, often we use portable extractors. The size of our team depends on the volume of water.
SERVPRO's restoration technicians also have a choice between a few different types of extraction tools. If the amount of water is minuscule or the material is fragile, then light-weight extraction wands get used. However, if carpet inside your store gets saturated with moisture, then heavy-duty extraction tools get implemented to reduce agitation which possibly ruins the carpet. For retail shops with tile, wood, or vinyl flooring we make adjustments for the greatest expedition of water extraction.
After the extraction phase is complete, we attempt to dry out any remaining moisture. First, we test the building materials inside the store to see where drying is a necessity. To detect moisture within soft materials, we often use a moisture sensor. Moisture sensors have sharp probes on the bottom that we stick in carpet or upholstery and it notifies us if there is a presence of moisture.
To test moisture levels inside harder materials such as wood we sometimes use moisture meters. Moisture meters give us a moisture percentage of the material. We compare the numbers of an affected area to moisture levels of an area of your grocery store that did not get wet.
The monitoring equipment we use helps us determine when drying is needed and when it is complete. For professional help dry out your grocery store, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 24 hours a day.

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Quality Fire Damage Mitigation Services Available In Chicago

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Quality Fire Damage Mitigation Services Available In Chicago Contacting a qualified restoration company after fire damage occurs in your retail store can help even under the worst circumstances.

Fire Damage Mitigation Services

Operating a retail establishment in Chicago can be a difficult undertaking. After finding decent suppliers, you need to find the right location, promote your opening, and commence retail operations, providing an enjoyable experience that encourages customers to return on a regular basis.

Running a restoration company is quite similar. We take pride in providing the members of our local community with professional restoration services they can trust. Otherwise, they would never return to us should problems arise. With that said, contacting a qualified restoration company after fire damage occurs in your Chicago area business can help even under the worst circumstances.

SERVPRO can handle any size job, everything from small storage fires to full structure fires. We offer emergency response teams year-round, making us available whenever needed to respond to situations that threaten regular operations. We help local companies like yours recover from emergency and environmental situations as quickly and efficiently as possible.

After looking at the damage to your property for the first time, you may think most of the damage is permanent. However, that may not necessarily be true. Most of the time, smoke and soot residues often leave an undesirable appearance and odor behind. SERVPRO technicians treat each surface and material separately, often cleaning, restoring, and deodorizing a variety of assets that you thought lost forever.

Everything in your retail store can benefit from inspections performed by a fully-certified IICRC technician. SERVPRO can provide you with cleaning and restoration services using advanced equipment and resources that make getting your company back up and running, faster. We use water extractors of all shapes and sizes to remove water used to douse the flames and have an advanced drying, cleaning, and repair services available to provide you with one-stop solutions to fire damage on your property.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City has a fully-trained staff waiting to assist with your retail store’s recovery. Call us anytime for quality fire-damage restoration services you can count on, today (773) 337-3993.

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Chicago Kitchen Fires Do Not Have To Threaten Your Profit

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Chicago Kitchen Fires Do Not Have To Threaten Your Profit Chicago Fires In Bakeries, Shops, and Businesses Get Fast Cleanup and Restoration from SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Can "Turn-Over" Your Fire Damaged Bakery or Eatery Fast

Your Chicago bakery is a staple of the community, but even the best of bakers can make a mistake or two in the kitchen. When a small kitchen fire breaks out in your business, the fire itself might be simple to contain, but its lingering effects can make it difficult to keep customers coming in. Resolving these issues takes a lot of time when you do not actively seek out professional assistance.
Fire damage to your Chicago bakery can come in several different varieties. Your priority is to keep customers wanting to come into your shop and buy your goods, so understanding how professional restoration can aid in accomplishing this should help you come to this conclusion. Our experienced and courteous staff understand the value of time for your business and work quickly to ensure that our efforts mitigate your overall profit losses from the incident.
Since baked goods are the fare that you offer the city, you have no doubt understood that fires could produce harsh scents that overpower and nullify your enticing aroma and replace it entirely with a noxious smoke smell. Removing this lingering odor is sure to aid in reeling customers back into your establishment, and our SERVPRO technicians have state of the art equipment to do just that.
With the use of artificial ozone machines fitted with HEPA filters or portable dense fogging machines, our professionals can create a chemical reaction with the foul-smelling molecules that neutralize them. The result is the absence of a scent at all, which is precisely the foothold that you can utilize with your latest batch of creations.
Depending on the severity of the damage to your kitchen area, your cooking space might not be entirely ready for you to get back to baking. With the use of wet or dry scrubbing equipment, our SERVPRO restoration specialists can remove smoke damage from surfaces, equipment, and fabrics to ensure that your kitchen is as ready as you are to resume the work that needs to get done.
While fire damages might leave you in need of professional assistance, you always have SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City to help you overcome any emergency. You can reach our experienced technicians 24/7 at (773) 337-3993.

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Commercial Fire Damage In Your Chicago Tourist Attraction

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage In Your Chicago Tourist Attraction Fire damage does not need to spread through an entire venue to affect operations and profits.

Commercial Fire Damage

Chicago enjoys a large number of tourists who come to see the many attractions in our Windy City. While nearly all venues now forbid smoking on the premises, this cannot guarantee that guests always adhere to such rules. With a high number of guests, the chances increase that one might decide to smoke nevertheless and then cause a fire when disposing of the 'evidence.'

Whenever a tourism-related business in Chicago suffers from commercial fire damage, the toll felt affects many guests, travel agents, and related businesses. Although someone might spot a fire and put it out quickly, the smoke damage can cause problems, also. Fire damage does not need to spread through an entire venue to affect operations and profits. This is why SERVPRO technicians restore damaged properties of any size, and with any scope of fire damage.

When we receive a call to restore a shop, hotel, restaurant, or other business after a fire created a mess, we arrive ready to get the work started. While we assess the situation thoroughly first, we know that time constraints affect the results. We want to exceed your expectations on how your business looks when we finish. Our dedication to helping our customers keeps us attentive to details and continually focused on working as a team.

Removing charred and burnt materials serves different purposes – making way for the materials installed for restorative work, removal of soot-covered surfaces that produce bad odors, and elimination of water-soaked carpeting and drywall. Also, safety risks decrease upon elimination of exposed nails, wiring, and broken glass, making the area safe for restoration work.

After the completion of restoration work, we can ensure that no foul odors arise by using the latest techniques in odor elimination. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses different methods, depending on the types of materials that combusted during the fire, to keep odors from bothering your patrons.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City wants our community to enjoy a continuing robust tourist trade. Helping you provide what your clientele desires helps our community immensely. For any type or size of fire damage restoration work, no matter how complex, call us at (773) 337-3993 to reach our 24-hour service.

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Commercial Water Damage and Your Chicago Deli

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage and Your Chicago Deli SERVPRO is trained and ready to restore your commercial space after water damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

Thorough Water Damage Cleanup to Keep Your Business Ready for Customers

Delis provide quick but nutritious food to Chicago residents and tourists alike. Providing the best requires a clean environment, while customer demand also dictates an inviting atmosphere. Fresh-looking paint, a lack of rust and corrosion on kitchen and dining fixtures, and great lighting all help deliver this to your customers. 

When a Chicago deli has commercial water damage, it can deter customers and make profits plummet drastically. Investing in the upkeep of any business should include both repairs and improvements. SERVPRO can help remove water-damaged materials so improvement projects can stay on schedule. We also provide the services needed to restore your business after damage takes place, ensuring that it once again looks “Like it never even happened,” and preserving your trademark look.

Trained, so they receive IICRC certifications, our technicians soon gain hands-on experience in every stage of restoration work. We do more than just the tear-outs and removal of materials. We also make sure that your establishment is ready to serve customers again. We know you must pass various inspections during the year and can help make sure water damage does not pose any obstacles.

Our Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician (FCT) makes sure that often overlooked areas receive the care and attention they require. Different flooring throughout your deli can suffer from water damage in different ways. Carpeting can stretch and develop loose areas, while hardwood floors can warp and splinter, creating trip and fall hazards. Linoleum and tile can become loose and begin to disintegrate.

Walls and ceilings also show signs of water damage, making your deli seem dirty and unfit to serve food. New paint can sometimes sufficiently cover up slight water damage, but many times, stains bleed through soon after, wasting the new paint as well as the labor involved. When paint flakes or blisters, removing it can reveal disintegration of the walls underneath. This calls for new installation of drywall to solve the problem. Ceilings may sustain problems from tenants above your business, or directly from a leaky roof. We can discuss the best method to resolve this type of situation with the property owner, so future damage does not occur.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is a service dedicated to helping other local businesses remain strong assets to our local economy. Whenever water damage or other problems develop at your business, call us for 24-hour services at (773) 337-3993.

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How SERVPRO Helps Property Managers Coordinate With Insurers After Fire Damage To A Chicago Apartment

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Helps Property Managers Coordinate With Insurers After Fire Damage To A Chicago Apartment The amount of cleaning necessary depends on how bad the fire was.

SERVPRO, Property Managers, and Insurers Will Work Together to Save Your Chicago Apartment

Fire breaking out in one of your properties is one of the worst nightmares for any property manager. A blaze damages your property and often leads to an expensive cleanup bill as well as the inconvenience of having it cleaned to remedy soot and flame damage.

After fire damage to your Chicago apartment building, there is a lot to consider. One of the things you need to think about is liaising with your manager and also your property firm’s insurance company.

SERVPRO are on hand to thoroughly clean your property and mitigate as much soot and fire damage as possible. We are also able to help you when it comes to getting in touch with insurers, and keeping the top managers of your property rental agency in the loop.

Our industry software is useful for generating forms and lists. We can detail both salvageable and unsalvageable items and building elements so you can give your insurance adjuster a clear picture of the state of the property after the blaze. We assist in coordinating some of the paperwork and writing up and passing along a detailed plan of action for damage mitigation.

Of course, the plan of action we draw up for you is based on our professional fire clean up and damage remediation service. SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians are trained in all aspects of assessment and cleaning after a fire.

Our team inspects your property to ascertain the extent of the harm caused by the flames and the resulting smoke and soot. We use the information from our assessment to devise the best plan of action for restoring your property as completely and as quickly as we can.

The amount of cleaning necessary depends on how bad the fire was. We employ a range of cleaning methods and materials to remove soot from surfaces and also use powerful UV washers for deep cleaning smaller items. Any soft furnishings that are salvageable can be cleaned using industry leading Esporta washers that push detergent deeper into the material for a better result.

SERVPRO also tackles odor removal to get your rental property smelling fresh and ready to be inhabited again. We use thermal fogging equipment to remove smoke odors effectively.

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Do not let the aftermath of a fire give you an insurance headache. Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 today.

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Water Damage to Your Chicago Furniture Store

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage to Your Chicago Furniture Store By calling SERVPRO quickly after a water damage event in your showroom, you can potentially save all of your display pieces.

SERVPRO's Rapid Response After an Event Can Greatly Reduce Damage

When the main inlet pipe breaks in the building housing your furniture store, the investment you have made in showroom inventory is at certain risk of severe water damage. The arrival of SERVPRO water mitigation specialists after that is your best bet, helping your and your staff sort out the mess.
Commercial water damage could be the end of your Chicago furniture business, but not if we are summoned quickly to assist. Chances are good that the store’s square footage will not incur much damage, its walls and floor typically composed of cinder block or concrete. You and we can concentrate instead on the cozy living room arrangements, dining room sets, and bedroom suites your customers enjoyed viewing and trying out. They may be sodden, but our technicians are ready to use their training and experience clean and dry them. Using professional strength pumps and extractors, our team will remove as much water as possible from the area and the furnishings. If your showroom is carpeted, we will assess whether that floor covering can be cleaned and dried. Padding often must be replaced, but carpets can be surprisingly resilient. If area rugs were on display, we may take some of them off-site to thoroughly dry them.
SERVPRO will work closely with you and your insurance company to determine whether the furniture on exhibit in your store can or should be salvaged. Our staff has been educated in advanced upholstery drying, using air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the job. If the furniture just got “its feet wet” during the flooding, the water damage may be reversible. Standing or cascading water that soaked entire pieces will be more difficult to remove and the pieces trickier to restore. It is crucial that the restoration efforts start immediately after the water damages the times as microbial growth can begin within 48 hours. Great care must be taken not to sell items that have the potential to harbor fungi or other hazardous substances.
SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is ready to assist if your furniture business suffers water damage from a plumbing fail. Consider a call to (773) 337-3993 before disaster strikes to set up an Emergency Ready Plan, but know we will be there to help ERP or not.

A Professional Relationship That May Save Your Department Store Or Retail Establishment In Chicago

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial A Professional Relationship That May Save Your Department Store Or Retail Establishment In Chicago Damages to a Chicago Business from Water Re-Open Faster with the Help of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Helps Keep Businesses Open After Water Damage

Department stores and retail establishments throughout the surrounding area should consider developing a relationship with local restoration providers early on, this way you have an opportunity to give the company you choose any pertinent information that helps them gain access to your building and provide the services your business needs to survive an emergency situation.
Often enough, water damage cases in the Chicago area require access to a professional restoration company that provides 24-hour emergency services that help keep your business running, limit exposure to inventory, which helps prevent additional damages from forming and large-loss situations from occurring.
SERVPRO technicians have the ability to answer your call and begin handling your emergency situation immediately, the information you provide and the preparations you make directly impact the success of the restoration services you require, especially during water damage situations where time is such a major factor.
With a water damage event occurring on your property, you only have 24 to 48-hours to get things under control before the possibility of mold contamination and additional damages to structural materials begin to develop. Hesitating can cause severe damages to develop that have a chance of affecting the entire contents of your structure.
Moisture hidden in your walls can cause walls to warp and ceilings to sag. With enough exposure; water can do far more damage than simply removing a little sheetrock in a few locations around your building. It can cause warping in flooring, cracks in your foundation and a variety of significant issues that require professional attention to correct.
SERVPRO can provide you with any of the services you need to gain control of the water damage event affecting your business and provide you with additional services that are specifically designed to help save as much of your inventory and as many of your assets as possible.
SERVPRO services involve much more than using water extractors to remove standing water, or providing air dryers and advanced cleaning services. The services we provide could mean the difference between losing an entire store of merchandise and going out of business or re-opening within a couple of days putting this horrible event behind you.
Give SERVPRO of Marquette Park - West Lawn - Ford City a call today to begin building a professional relationship that could make the difference between saving or closing your business. (773) 337-3993

Mold Damage Remediation Is On The Menu In Your Chicago Bed And Breakfast

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation Is On The Menu In Your Chicago Bed And Breakfast Protect Your Chicago Bed & Breakfast from Mold by Calling SERVPRO

SERVPRO Keeps Your Business Open with Immediate Mold Remediation

Your guests look forward to relaxing in a clean and unique setting when they book a room at your B & B. If hidden water damage transforms your comfortable jacuzzi suites into musty smelling hosts for microbial activity instead, get SERVPRO on site for a mold remediation inspection. Plumbing leaks or overly humid air in an unvented bathroom can provide the moisture for mold colonies to grow. Taking charge of mold growth is not a do it yourself project, particularly when your paying customers expect luxurious yet quaint accommodations. Speedy and successful mold remediation requires professional attention for the safety and peace of mind of both you and your guests.

The unpleasant smell and appearance of mold damage in your Chicago bed and breakfast can result from a wide range of causes. Our inspectors only stop when the mold infestation is found, contained, and safely removed. Proper remediation then requires the areas where mold was found be vacuumed with HEPA filters and damp wiped with suitable products to eliminate as many settled and airborne spores as possible. The water source that fed the mold must then be repaired to avoid more growth in the future. Because mold is spread by microscopic particles, cleaning techniques that you or your household staff typically use to maintain your guest rooms have the potential to make things worse rather than better. Contact a mold specialist to manage this challenging problem.
Mold damage in the lodging industry needs the attention of an expert in the restoration field. The SERVPRO technicians assigned to your microbial infestation job will have specific training in EPA approved methods to return your guest rooms and baths back to a safe and musty odor free condition. Visible or odor-causing microbial activity in your B & B will make guests uneasy and feel as though they have not received value for their money. Mold exposure also can be risky for susceptible individuals, causing fear in all of your guest’s minds, although only a physician can determine if mold has caused a health problem. Your hard work to create an inviting refuge for travelers will be wasted if you do not get the prompt, professional help we offer for mold damage.
Keep the reviews of your bed and breakfast upbeat and encourage future bookings by calling SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at first sight or smell of mold damage. (773) 337-3993